SAVE THE DATE
Wednesday May, 27th
8:00 pm EST – 9:30 pm EST
5:00 – 6:30 pm PST
Join us for the next support group meeting; It’s FREE!
“As a patient myself, I know just how important support is. During these times, we might be missing out on those gatherings that give us so much support and encouragement. 11 Health is offering virtual support groups for patients to help the wellbeing of those with an ostomy/IBD/colorectal cancer communities. We will be offering groups with dynamic speakers that cover trending topics as well as groups for patients just to get together and talk about what they’re currently facing as a patient.”
Jessica Jay, Ostomy Patient and 11 Health Account Manager
What is Gutsy Gathering?
During a Gutsy Gathering meeting, patients will have the opportunity to share their experiences with a group of peers, all monitored by a licensed 11 Health nurse.
Also, each Gutsy Gathering meeting will feature an expert in the field. All group leaders have resources, training, strategies and real-life experiences.
When do groups meet, and what are the technical requirements?
Gutsy Gathering meets once per month. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday May 27th, at 5-6:30 PST. In order to join the meeting, you must pre-register here, and have access to a computer or mobile device with internet access to launch a ZOOM meeting. (Please download ZOOM prior to the meeting, a link will be provided after you register.)
Wednesday May, 27th | Time: 8:00 pm EST – 9:30 pm EST / 5:00 – 6:30 pm PST | Guest Speaker: Neilanjan Nandi, MD, FACP
Hosts: Danielle Gulden and Joe Teeters | Nurse leader: Maggie Baldwin RN, BSN
Meet the speaker
Dr. Neilanjan Nandi, MD, FACP.
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania
Neilanjan Nandi, MD, FACP, is an academic gastroenterologist and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine specializing in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Nandi focuses his care in a patient-centric approach to provide comprehensive care to his Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis patients. He has been performing fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) since 2009 and wields advances in chromoendoscopy and small bowel video capsule endoscopy to optimize his patient’s well being. Dr. Nandi serves on the Medical Advisory Board of the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA). Recognized by the Philadelphia Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (CCF) as their 2019 Take Steps Physician Hero of the Year, Dr. Nandi continues to be a proactive and passionate IBD public health advocate for the IBD & Ostomate community. His vision for the future is to implement digital health technologies that enhance IBD & Ostomy management for generations to come. In his self-care time, Dr. Nandi enjoys fitness, cuisine and dancing. Please follow his educational didactics and exploits on social media @FITWITMD.
Support Group Rules
1. What is said in the meeting, stays in the meeting
This is the essential principle of confidentiality and must be respected by all participants.
2. Differences of opinion are OK
We are all entitled to our own point of view.
3. Use “I” language
Share from your personal experience, say “this is what helped me” or “when I was faced with this problem, I …” – don’t give advice unless asked to.
4. It’s OK not to share
People do not need to actively participate; much can be gained by just listening.
5. Its everyone’s responsibility to make the group a safe place to share
Treat each other with respect and kindness. Show compassion and respect confidentiality.
6. One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruptions and side conversations.
7. Share the air time
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize the group time.
8. “Headline” your comments
Say the most important part of your comment first. Try to keep your contribution brief and to the point.
9. The group leader may interrupt you
This is to keep the meeting on track.